If you need superior sound quality for coffeehouses, small club gigs, churches or speeches, but want to keep the schlepping to a minimum, look no further than the Behringer Europower PMP530M. This 300 watt 5-channel powered mixer weighs just 9.5 pounds, but packs everything you need into one efficient, highly portable package. The PMP530M is ideally suited for vocal groups, small bands, churches, town halls, banquet rooms and more.
Most powered mixers in this class tease you with maybe 100 or 200 watts of peak output power. Not the PMP530M! This bad boy comes armed to the teeth with 300 watts of the cleanest power. Class-D amplification and switch mode power supply technology make it possible by reducing the need for heavy transformers and massive heat sinks. The PMP530M’s state-of-the-art design architecture keeps it cool as a cucumber for hours and hours of continuous operation.
Sometimes you may need to fine-tune the sound of a microphone or instrument. That’s where you’ll appreciate PMP530M’s highly musical 2-band channel EQ. The Low control adjusts the amount of bass content in the signal (±15 dB @ 80 Hz) and the High control adjusts the amount of treble (±15 dB @ 12 kHz). Simply dial in the sound you like with these two controls.
Say Goodbye to Feedback
Nothing detracts from a perfect performance more than feedback. You know, those high-pitched squeals that drive both human beings and dogs over the edge. The PMP530M comes loaded with Behringer's amazing FBQ Feedback Detection System, which automatically pinpoints trouble frequencies so you can snuff them out before you or your audience go deaf. Just touch the FBQ button and watch as all feedback-related frequencies are indicated by red LEDs on the 7-band graphic EQ sliders. Pull the illuminated sliders down until the LEDs go out, and voilà - no more feedback!
The finishing touch to any performance comes with the proper application of effects. If every room on the planet were perfect, there would always be just the right amount of echo and reverb to make everything sound great. That’s why almost anyone can sing in the shower; all those tile and glass surfaces cause the sound to bounce around and come back to your ear sounding much better. The PMP530M’s built-in 24-bit FX processor gives you 100 digital effect presets such as delay (echo), reverb, chorus and multi-FX you can instantly apply to any channel, without the need for expensive outboard gear. Now you don’t have to stay in the shower to sound really good!
The Ins and Outs
The Europower PMP530M provides more connectivity than anything in its class. RCA Aux In jacks allow you to route an external signal to the main mix and control the volume with the Aux In level control. This is an excellent way to add music from CD players, iPods, etc. Handy Record Out jacks let you save your performance via any convenient recording device, analog or digital. The TRS Amp Insert jack can be used as an FX loop, allowing you to tap into your favorite external effects devices. Now that’s versatility!
Small, Simple, and Sweet
Small, simple events call for a lightweight, simple powered mixer. Easy to learn and operate, the PMP530M provides an impressive feature set, typically found only on more expensive non-powered systems. If you’re looking for high-quality audio performance coupled with power and incredible versatility, you owe it to yourself to try one out. We think you’ll agree with us; good things do come in small packages!
Specifications: • Maximum output power: 300 watts (4 ohms); 180 watts (8 ohms) • Frequency response: 10 Hz - 50 kHz (-3 dB) • Gain: +30 dB • Max input level: +12 dBu @ +10 dB gain • Impedance: approx. 1.6k ohms balanced • Dimensions: 17.7" x 8.9" x 4.6" (450 x 225 x 117 mm) • Weight: 9.5 lbs. (4.3 kg).